16 days in British Columbia & Banff National Park Itinerary

16 days in British Columbia & Banff National Park Itinerary

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Fly to Vancouver, Fly to Victoria
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Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Vancouver International Airport, Drive to Britannia Beach
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Britannia Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Vancouver
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kelowna
— 1 night
Drive
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Golden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Banff National Park
— 4 nights
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Victoria, Vancouver Island

— 2 nights

Garden City

Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Victoria is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, get interesting insight from Tours, walk around Beacon Hill Park, and admire the natural beauty at Abkhazi Garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Victoria trip builder app.

Manchester, UK to Victoria is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Britannia Beach.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Britannia Beach

— 1 night
Britannia Beach is a small unincorporated community in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District located approximately 55 kilometers north of Vancouver, British Columbia on the Sea-to-Sky Highway on Howe Sound. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stroll around Murrin Provincial Park and then browse the exhibits of Britannia Mine Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Britannia Beach online visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Victoria to Britannia Beach. In June in Britannia Beach, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Britannia Beach

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks

Vancouver

— 4 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Vancouver is known for parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Stanley Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Vancouver Aquarium, wander the streets of Gastown, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Anthropology.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver itinerary maker app.

Getting from Britannia Beach to Vancouver by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kelowna.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kelowna

— 1 night

Orchard City

At the heart of British Columbia's wine country, Kelowna is at once both urban and rural, featuring a modern downtown encircled by picturesque hills carpeted with vineyards and orchards.
On the 6th (Tue), appreciate the views at Okanagan Valley and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kelowna sightseeing planning site.

Fly from Vancouver to Kelowna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Golden.

Things to do in Kelowna

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Golden

— 2 nights
Shining from its nook in the Rocky Mountain Trench, the town of Golden lives up to its name, with memorable scenery at every turn.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Burgess Shale, explore the activities along Kicking Horse River, and then stroll through Wapta Falls. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Golden & District Museum, wander the wide-open spaces of Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

Plan trip to Golden with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Kelowna to Golden by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Golden

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Banff National Park

— 4 nights
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Take a break from Banff National Park with a short trip to Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Moraine Lake, hike along Johnston Canyon, get to know the fascinating history of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Agnes.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Banff National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Golden to Banff National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, Banff National Park is slightly colder than Golden - with highs of 25°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

British Columbia travel guide

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Parks · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Wineries & Vineyards
Approximately four times as large as Great Britain, the westernmost Canadian province of British Columbia remains a sparsely populated land of soaring mountains, picture-perfect coastlines, and dense forests filled with a diverse wildlife. Ideal for active and adventurous vacationers, British Columbia holidays usually include a blend of wilderness experiences and tours of urban attractions. Most visitors come here to kayak, whale watch, ski, snowboard, golf, fish, surf, and hike through 4 national parks and 140 ecological reserves. For a comprehensive British Columbia tour, make sure your visit includes stops in Vancouver and Victoria, two big cities packed with modern attractions and perfectly positioned for exploring this part of North America.